Miloš Ničić, research associate of the Centre for Cultural Studies, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade and member of the Supervisory Board of the Institute for Peace through Tourism, Belgrade, Serbia, participated at the 6th International Conference on Education for Human Security, which was held from March 7 to 9, 2023. On that occasion, he presented the paper “Humanities turn: a shift in tourism education for achieving human security” – https://youtu.be/NkUJBb-Slx8?t=1131.
In the paper, tourism is designated as one of the pillars of human security and tourism and peace are considered together in a broader context of contemporary education. In these efforts a holistic and humanistic approach to tourism education is promoted. The aforementioned positions are conceptually based on the vision and mission of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT), in which the beneficial potential of tourism to, among others, contribute towards cultural enhancement and the preservation of heritage together with the reconciliation and healing wounds of conflicts is stressed out. These potentials can be achieved only when tourism is understood not solely as an economic, but as social and cultural activity too. Thus, appropriate tourism education is of high significance for the enhancement of human security.